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  • Friendship That Endures

    I have long been a fan of Lynn Austin and thought she couldn’t bring more to the table, but she has outdone herself with this beautiful lyrical novel. It tackles social class, war, friendship, love, family, faith, and forgiveness and does each like a well woven rug. I loved Eve and Audrey from the get go as young children to adulthood. Their friendship is forged and endures the test of time and a war that changes all involved. It shows the humanity of the characters and how poor decisions made in difficult times have long lasting effects. The storyline is all tied up with a big red bow and given like a wonderful present as all the questions you form while reading are answered. I especially loved Eve and her journey back to faith and the acts of forgiveness shown in multiple ways. I needed tissues several times as tears ran down my face from being so emotionally involved in this story line and the characters that you felt were family. Curl up in your favorite chair, grab a cup of tea, and settle down with a book that you will want to devour but savor at the same time. This will go on my favorite keeper shelf. Highly recommend. I received a complimentary copy from the author/publisher. The honest review and opinions are my own and were not required.

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  • Family, friendship, and love

    I enjoyed this book because Austin writes about the themes of friendship, forgiveness, family and family expectations. Love is a huge theme throughout the course of the novel such as: friendship love, love for family, romantic love, and God’s love for us illustrated beautifully with a shepherd and sheep metaphor. The women got involved with the war because they wanted to make a difference and help others. I learned things about WWII that I didn’t know that happened such as women driving ambulances and trucks(including Princess Elizabeth), the rescue of soldiers at Dunkirk, the V-1 and V-2 bombs. Austin describes the war from the English perspective, and I found it really educational. I was kept in suspense, waiting to know more about the characters. The title plays on a deceptive decision Eve made when she felt like she had no other option. However, I found myself asking throughout the entire book how would I act if I were in Audrey’s shoes or if I were in Eve’s shoes? How would the women respond to the people and the circumstances around them? Would they manage to keep their friendship? How will they act like their mothers or will they choose to act unlike their mothers? What will happen to their romantic relationships? There were moments of lightheartedness and joy and moments of tension and intrigue. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Great read

    Lynn Austin is one of my all time favorite authors. I have read every thing she has written and some more than once. Lynn's new book surpasses her previous work in so many ways. If I Were You takes place in England during WWII. The characters come alive as two girls from vastly different social standing become friends. Lynn Austin does a marvelous job taking the reader in to the wealthy English family as well as the scullery maid who lives and works downstairs. As the title suggests each girl wishes she could be the other at times. Life seems so much better the other is living than the one they are currently experiencing. Their friendship gives each girl a glimpse in to the others life and the benefit of having money as opposed to a loving family. There are times the girls are are jealous of each other and times they deeply need each other. The reader also gets a snapshot of what it would have been like to live in England during the war as the girls get involved in the war effort. Part of the story unpacks what it meant to be a British war bride married to an American soldier. What did it look like to follow your American husband to America and immigrate? Austin makes that period of history come alive and you can feel what the characters feel. The story is one of self discovery as the focus moves from wanting what you did not or could not have to learning how to be content with the way God created you and who you were meant to be. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Changing Identities!

    What would you do if you discovered someone had stolen your identity and had lived a comfortable life imitating you? This is what war widow Audrey discovers when she comes to America to live with her husband's family. Not only has this individual built a close relationship with Audrey's in-laws, the person doing it is her friend Eve. Although best friends since childhood, the two had lived very different lives in England. Audrey had a life of privilege with every material thing, except her parent's love. Eve was well-loved, however, both she and her mother worked as servants in Audrey's home. Besides betrayal and shock, the two women must come to terms with what to do about the situation. Is it ever okay to lie, or can it be justified if it doesn't seem to hurt anyone? What if it will help change a desperate situation? Can the truth come out without destroying everything? If you could, would you change identities? Exploring the "what if's" of a situation like this made for a very interesting story line. It kept me glued to the pages to find out what happened. This tale is told against the backdrop of WWII. Besides all the scary things that happened then, the war forever changed the lives of people like Audrey and Eve. The faith-journey the women took both towards and away from God was realistic and added to the tail. I recommend this 5-star book to those who enjoy stories that take place during WWII or of friend relationships. Tyndale House Publishers through NetGalley has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of, If I Were You, for the purpose of review.

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  • If I Were You.

    Excellent story by one of my favorite authors, Lynn Austin. She made the pages come alive and I was able to step back in time to the days of War.

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